FDLRS/Heartland - Human Resource Development
Other Online Course Offerings
Professional Development Alternatives (PDA)
Available statewide and free to Florida educators. High-quality online content and activities. Classroom-related assessment tasks. Designed to assist educators with responding to the various instructional and behavioral needs of each individual learner in order to maximize achievement for all students. Facilitated modules provide ongoing collaboration with colleagues and expert facilitators.
Many of these online professional learning modules support the new recertification requirements when appropriately coded under Exceptional Student Education in your local Master Inservice Plan.
Elementary K-6 Online Content Review
Review of Knowledge Required for the Elementary K-6 Certification Exam. Independent Study Modules feature self-paced learning, content-related assessments and follow-up activities. Inservice points for professional development are awarded by the school districts through their Master Inservice Plan (MIP).
Middle Grades 5-9 Online Content Review
Review of Knowledge Required for the Middle Grades English 5-9, Middle Grades Mathematics 5-9, Middle Grades General Science 5-9 and Middle Grades Social Science 5-9 certification exam. This is an Independent Study Module available through the Personnel Development Portal. If you want to earn inservice credits towards renewal of a Florida Educator's Certificate, contact your school district's professional development office BEFORE beginning a course to verify the requirements you must fulfill. Questions about PDPortal Courses can be directed to: support+eseIS@fcim.org
- Website: http://pdportal.florida-ese.org/
Graduate Certificate Program includes all courses necessary for Florida Endorsement in Gifted Education.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 online tutorial
Florida Department of Education's online introductory tutorial to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement
Teachers wishing to pursue courses leading towards an endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorder have the opportunity to do so at Indian River State College.
- IRSC ASD Endorsement Flyer
- IRSC School of Education Website
- Tuition Endorsement Options: The Tuition Support Programs for Exceptional Student Educators (ESE) provide financial support to ESE teachers earning an endorsement in autism, severe/profound, or prekindergarten disabilities; paraprofessionals earning a bachelor’s degree in special education; and educators earning a master’s degree in speech/language pathology. Upon completion of the program, recipients must fulfill a service obligation.
PDA Surrogate Parent Module
Content Includes: What is a Surrogate Parent?, Understanding Exceptional Student Education, Roles/Responsibilities of Surrogate Parents, Supports and Resources
Florida's Personnel Development - Supporting Students with Disabilities
This website, provided by the Personnel Development Support Project at FCIM/FSU, a special project funded by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under IDEA, Part B, provides information for Certification Information, Preparation Programs, Continuing Education, Educator Resources, and Higher Ed Resources
- Website: https://florida-ese.org/